gave me the latest. >> what we know is that this meeting took place on saturday in the tunisian capital from the american side, the u.s. ambassador to libya until this crisis blew up in february, together with the senior state department official for the region. they were the representatives of the united states. we don't know who was at the meeting from the libyan side. we don't know who called the meeting, but we do have kind of a rundown from state department officials here in washington. they say there was a clear, firm, and unam bigious message was delivered to the libyans from the americans. the only way forward, the only way out of the military situation that the country finds himself in now is for "colonel gaddafi to step down." that is the message that the americans took. >> steve kingston, there.